North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission

Technical Report 18

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Trends in the Observations at Ocean Station P and Relevance to the Two Expeditions

Tetjana Ross and Angelica Peña

Abstract Excerpt:

    Relevance of Line P to Expeditions
    • Line P extends from the coast to Station P (=P26), about 1,400 kms. Stations P20–P26 have a high degree of overlap with IYS Expeditions stations (Fig. 1).
    • Sampling started in 1956 and continues to this day, providing context for the Expeditions; initiated using weatherships deployed at Station P (aka Ocean Station Papa), spatial and temporal coverage changed over time with new variables added as they became standardized.
    • At present, sampling occurs 3 times a year at 27 stations and it includes many biogeochemical variables.

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Ross, T., and A. Peña.  2022.  Trends in the observations at Ocean Station P and relevance to the two expeditions.  N. Pac. Anadr. Fish Comm. Tech. Rep. 18: 80–90.